Exclusive Interview with Grand Chief Dr. Abel Bosum - page 4

From 1999 to 2017 Grand Chief Bosum was the Crees’ Negotiator for Cree-
Québec relations. He led negotiations of a New Relationship Agreement be-
tween the Cree Nation and Québec which created a path for reconciliation. This
Agreement established new standards for the recognition of Indigenous rights.
In 1998, Grand Chief Bosum received Canada’s Aboriginal Achievement Award,
and in 2016, an honorary Doctor of Civil Law degree from Bishop’s University.
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